Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent, and educated at Dartford Grammar School and the London School of Economics. With Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts, he formed the Rolling Stones in 1962. They had their first chart hit with “Come On” in July 1963; it was the first of their fifteen hit singles in the 1960s.
Jagger began the 1970s with solo roles in the films Performance and Ned Kelly (both 1970), and his hits with the Stones included “Brown Sugar” (1971), “Street Fighting Man” (1971), “Angie” (1973), and “It’s Only Rock and Roll” (1974). He was knighted in 2002 for services to popular music.
British photographer Jane Bown has worked for The Observer newspaper in the United Kingdom since 1949. Her portraits have received critical acclaim, and she is famous for her straightforward, naturally posed, black-and-white portraits usually taken with available light.
By Jane Bown (born 1925)
Bromide print, 1973
National Portrait Gallery, London
© Jane Bown